Kulbhushan case: India cites Nawaz’ Mumbai attack interview before ICJ

February 22,2019

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THE HAGUE: Presenting its second and final round of arguments in Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday, India cited a last year’s interview by former premier Nawaz Sharif regarding Mumbai attacks.

According to reports in the Indian media, senior advocate Harish Salve presented his arguments before a 15-member bench headed by President Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf. In his arguments, he alleged that Pakistan is used a safe haven by UN-proscribed terrorist entities and individuals like Dawood Ibrahim. He referred to an interview given by Nawaz Sharif to a newspaper and said, “Prominent Pakistan newspaper carried (Nawaz) Sharif’s interview in which he acknowledged Pakistan’s role in 26/11? This interview has not been denied.” Last year in May, Nawaz Sharif in an interview had said that militant organisations, or non-state actors were active in Pakistan. He asked should the country allow these non-state actors to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai. He added, “Why can’t we complete the trial?”

Meanwhile, Pakistan made a strong statement in Kulbhushan case on Tuesday, based on solid evidence of espionage against the Indian spy. The court heared Pakistan’s second and final round of submission on Thursday.


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